How much does a Curatorial Assistant make?

Updated Jan 5, 2022

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$46,035 /yr
Average Base Pay

148 salaries

$30K

Low

$46K

Average

$71K

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How much does a Curatorial Assistant make? The national average salary for a Curatorial Assistant is $46,035 in United States. Filter by location to see Curatorial Assistant salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 148 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Curatorial Assistant employees.

Seniority Levels

L2
Assistant Curator$46,035 /yr
L3
Curator Supervisor$57,870 /yr
L4
Lead Curator$42,990 /yr
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$45,010

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$46,035

per year

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$50,326

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Moma
4

Moma

Curatorial Assistant

$60,643

 /yr
Range: $57K - $67K
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$57K

$67K

$57,394 - $67,263 Range

Brooklyn Museum
3.9

Brooklyn Museum

Curatorial Assistant

$39,408

 /yr
Range: $36K - $47K

$36K

$47K

$36,284 - $46,646 Range

Denver Art Museum
3.8

Denver Art Museum

Curatorial Assistant

$40,939

 /yr
Range: $38K - $46K

$38K

$46K

$37,800 - $46,431 Range

Harvard University
4.4

Harvard University

Curatorial Assistant

$45,314

 /yr
Range: $44K - $57K

$44K

$57K

$43,714 - $57,000 Range

Whitney Museum
3.3

Whitney Museum

Curatorial Assistant

$39,257

 /yr
Range: $35K - $48K

$35K

$48K

$34,569 - $47,891 Range

Harvard University
4.4

Harvard University

Curatorial Assistant - Hourly

$15

 /hr
Range: $10 - $16

$10

$16

$10 - $16 Range

Guggenheim Museum
3.3

Guggenheim Museum

Curatorial Assistant - Hourly

$20

 /hr
Range: $20 - $21

$20

$21

$20 - $21 Range

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High Museum of Art
3

High Museum of Art

Curatorial Assistant - Hourly

$17

 /hr
Range: $15 - $22

$15

$22

$15 - $22 Range

Santa Barbara Museum of Art

Curatorial Assistant - Hourly

$23

 /hr
Range: $22 - $23

$22

$23

$22 - $23 Range

4.4

American Federation Of Arts

Curatorial Assistant

$36,201

 /yr
Range: $35K - $38K

$35K

$38K

$34,648 - $37,660 Range

Smithsonian
4.2

Smithsonian

Curatorial Assistant

$77,819

 /yr
Range: $50K - $79K

$50K

$79K

$50,009 - $79,322 Range

Metropolitan Museum of Art
3.2

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Curatorial Assistant

$55,853

 /yr
Range: $23K - $69K

$23K

$69K

$23,409 - $68,859 Range

J. Paul Getty Trust
3.5

J. Paul Getty Trust

Curatorial Assistant

$49,642

 /yr
Range: $47K - $56K

$47K

$56K

$47,414 - $55,862 Range

Los Angeles County Museum of Art
2.9

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Curatorial Assistant - Hourly

$22

 /hr
Range: $21 - $23

$21

$23

$21 - $23 Range

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
4.1

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Curatorial Assistant

$38,798

 /yr
Range: $39K - $40K

$39K

$40K

$38,762 - $40,197 Range

Cincinnati Art Museum
3.5

Cincinnati Art Museum

Curatorial Assistant

$38,585

 /yr
Range: $38K - $39K

$38K

$39K

$37,975 - $38,762 Range

Carnegie Museum of Art
2.6

Carnegie Museum of Art

Curatorial Assistant - Hourly

$17

 /hr
Range: $15 - $20

$15

$20

$15 - $20 Range

Yale University
4.4

Yale University

Curatorial Assistant - Hourly
About 

$22 -$28

 hourly

$22

$28

$22 - $28 Range

School of the Art Institute of Chicago
3.6

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Curatorial Assistant - Hourly
About 

$13 -$14

 hourly

$13

$14

$13 - $14 Range

National Gallery of Art
3.3

National Gallery of Art

Curatorial Assistant
About 

$64K -$73K

$64K

$73K

$64,205 - $73,347 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Curatorial Assistant salaries

The national average salary for a Curatorial Assistant is $46,035 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Curatorial Assistant salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 148 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Curatorial Assistant employees.

The highest salary for a Curatorial Assistant in United States is $71,225 per year.

The lowest salary for a Curatorial Assistant in United States is $29,754 per year.

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Recent Salary Reports

Below are the most recent assistant curator salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

$20
hourly
A Gallery Assistant in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $20 per hour
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
New York City, NY Area area
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
$15
hourly
A Gallery Assistant in the Champaign, IL Area area reported making $15 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Champaign, IL Area area
Part-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
College / University
$40,000
per year
An Assistant Curator in the Philadelphia, PA Area area reported making $40,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Philadelphia, PA Area area
Full-time
 
1 to 50 employees
Nonprofit Organization
$11
hourly
A Gallery Assistant in the Asheville, NC Area area reported making $11 per hour
Job Highlights
Asheville, NC Area area
Part-time
 
1 to 50 employees
Nonprofit Organization
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